Digital Vs. Traditional Art – Which is Better?

The debate over the value and validity of art created using modern technology is still raging. Here is the Wikipedia definition of digital art…

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Irrationnal Geometrics digital art installation 2008 by Pascal Dombis

Joseph Nechvatal birth Of the viractual 2001 computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas

A close up of the details in a Mandelbulb, a three-dimensional analog of the Mandelbrot set. An example of fractal art

“Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.[1][2]

The impact of digital technology has transformed activities such as painting, drawing, sculpture and music/sound art, while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices.[3] More generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, “digital art” is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media.

Please weigh in after reading these articles on the pro’s and cons. I would like you to post your response below. Make your responses in full sentences, and support your arguments when possible.

http://www.graphicmania.net/traditional-vs-digital-arts/

http://graphicssoft.about.com/u/ua/designandcreate/Digital-Art-Versus-Traditional.htm

http://www.yurdigital.com/page/digital-art-versus-traditional-art-no-competition

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One Response to Digital Vs. Traditional Art – Which is Better?

  1. Fritos says:

    wow thanks for helping me with my essay!

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